Arthur

4.8
86 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Arthur is Surry Hills’ newest neighbourhood restaurant. Headed up by Tristan Rosier, and named after his grandfather, the team aim to showcase our excitement for the local produce on offer through the constantly evolving set menu and all Australian wine list. Served to the table by our chefs, our menu is created so you can focus on your conversation and company, rather than what you’ll be ordering.

Continuing on with Tristan’s family tradition where his grandparents used to get everyone together, and like his parents do now, we now hope to do this for our community and be the place where you celebrate milestones, catch up with loved ones and spend time with those who matter the most.

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What 86 People Are Saying
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2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Arthur is only a few minute walk from where my partner and I live in Surry Hills. We had been looking forward to trying out Arthur since it arrived a few months ago. We gathered a few of our favorite friends that are foodies and and arrived with very positive expectations from the many excellent reports we had from reviews and reports from friends. The beginning of our degustation menu was delightful including a very nice wine we chose to accompany the food. Gradually the five of us noticed the three people sitting behind us were quite loud and their boisterous conversation was intruding and became quite obnoxious. We could here everything they were saying because they were leaning back and screaming at each other with outdoor voices. We were all old friends who had not seen each other for a while and were keen to catch up besides enjoying Arthur’s beautiful food. The.atmosphere became so unbearable because of the unbelievably selfish behavior of our fellow patrons seated next to us, I spat the dummy and gave them a serve. They used normal voices after that but the confrontation put a damper on our Arthur experience. Let’s face it, most crowded restaurants in Sydney have abusive noise levels. I have suffered through many expensive dinners yelling into the ear of the person sitting next to me. This experience was beyond that. The management or employees should have asked the selfish thoughtless patrons next us to lower their noise level but chose not to confront them. We all came away saying great food and service but hideous atmosphere because of the buffoons sitting next to us.

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JP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing value for the quality of food, wine and experience. One could easily pay double and still feel it was a treat. We will be back

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DD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Such an incredible experience with food that tantalizes the taste buds. Definitely be back!

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PM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Other than the noise and the uncomfortable bar seating (for some) it was exceptional.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious. Just the right amount and balance. We were greeted and served by Rebecca and she was professional but also fun which added to our experience. I love the intimate and earthy ambience too.. actually one of my top pics for an enjoyable restaurant atmosphere!

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MH
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent innovative food though slightly disappointed that my OpenTable booking did not show I was a non red meat eater and subsequently the main course offering wa adequate rather than great. Our table of 4 thought there was way too much garlic in the food. LOVED the bonito dish and the bursts especially

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CK
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely setting and nice service!
Most of the meals were delicious but adaption to vegetarian and pescitarian options was pretty average. The eggplant and mushroom main for veggies was disappointing and simply removing muscles with no replacement lacks inspiration

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DL
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing set menu with well throughout and sourced food. We loved it!

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RM
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great idea, all set menus, even catered to my vegetarian requirements. My partner love love loved the evening, and the food was impeccable, would highly recommend to anyone.

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FF
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was a fabulous dining experience for our special occasion. Th service was considerate & genuinely warm. Th food was creative whilst staying true to th flavours of th fresh produce. Fresh, delicious & plentiful plates that were a total delight. Would make this a much visited place if i was a Sydney local.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful, sophisticated experience. Delicious food and a very relaxed atmosphere. Great staff - Olivia was the best! Have already recommended to so many people. Thank you for such a great night

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JB
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Terrific food, some unexpected flavours and combinations. Service was great and serving sizes were generous, we had trouble getting through the desserts. Highly recommended.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food. Excellent service. Great value for money. Really enjoyed just having to decide on what to drink. Will definitely recommend to others.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s not often that I give 5 stars across the board but this was a ‘total’ experience deserving of it. I went with 3 others for a birthday celebration and from the moment we stepped in to the time we left, we were all taken in with the whole show - the food, service, ambience and the small details that make the difference between a 4 star rating and 5. Thanks Team Arthur - will definitely be back soon.

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PK
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the space and what Trsitan & the team have created, they have managed to capture the essence, where so many fail, of what makes a great restaurant and that’s the 'whole package’, where you could
sit all day and wish it was an extension of your own dining room...

The food journey was delicious, such great value and loved their wine list, with some of my favourite top Australian producers. Very easy to navigate, short, succinct and had something for everyone….

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K
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Bread and butter as an starter? Whole restaurant was rushed between 20.30 and 22.30 to get the shift done. You could see the whole restaurant getting every course at the same time, so maybe just a bit smarter serving the courses out so it is less noticible for the guests. Constant pouring of the wine without ever asking if it is oke. When we didnt liked a course which ofcourse can happen, the waitress though we just didn’t like raw fish. (It was just this particular dish we didn’t like). It was blunt instead of hospitable to handle it this way. No coffee or thee possible. Overall restaurant looked gorgeous, wine was good. Food was not on the same level as the interieur and wines. So I left dissapointd.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service will definitely be going back and highly recommending to others.

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BO
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The delicious meal and wine selection made the night a memorable one. I definitely recommend Arthur to anyone looking for a five star meal in Sydney.

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B
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been to Arthur a couple of times now, and love it. The set menu is interesting, made expertly, and delicious. The staff are lovely, genuine, and helpful. Dessert has been absolutely spectactular, and I love that I don’t have to make any decisions.

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EF
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The only thing to note was the space between the tables, it felt very awkward trying to maneuver between tables without disturbing the patrons along side, to make ones way to the rest room. Other than that I am extremely happy to recommend your restaurant to anyone. The service was excellent, the variety of food really good and the wine to match equally good. Well done and thank you!

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LI
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding - loved it from start to finish...........we’ll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a flawless dinning experience that made a special occasion even more special. I’ve not enjoyed a meal like this in some time.

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was perfect, every course complimented each other and the use of locally source vegetables was definitely the star of the night. Tristan was very generous with his time explaining the dishes and answering all our questions. Love this new local and it is definitely in my top five if not number #1.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptionally good food with excellent service. I'll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Very small portions but great flavor

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R
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had the most enjoyable evening at Arthur on a Sunday evening there. The service is attentive without being overbearing. Food is top notch, set menu had a good variety. Will be back!

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MN
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. They are obviously very passionate about what they do and it shows.

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f
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

inventive menu, honed perfectly to intrigue and satisfy. Definitely coming back with friends who love interesting food

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RW
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was incredibly delicious and perfectly timed. Would definitely go back!

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BH
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic meal; one of the real finds of the year. Excellent wine choices. Very enjoyable

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NG
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place will leave you wanting to back again. The service is exceptional and the food was spot on. Everything was cooked to absolute perfection. The flavours were delicious and something a bit different to everywhere else. The fact the menu changes to reflect seasonal produce is just more a reason to keep going back. Highly recommend!

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SM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and ambience both outstanding. Chefs and front of house obviously passionate and fantastic with their offering. I'll definitely be making a habit of dining here!

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K
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Arthur is a great inner city find. Food is creative and excellent. Staff are wonderful.

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RV
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Me and my girlfriend had an amazing dinner. The menu consisted of five courses that were all creative and deliciouanin their own way. Unfortunately the lady on the table next to me was very loud. But before i even asked the staff, they told us that they have a different table available im case we were uncomfortable with the noise level. This showed me that they take care of their guests very well. All in all a great experience

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V
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

delicious, fresh and innovative meals with great service

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great variety and balance in flavours! Indulged my friday night there with my good friend

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RL
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

There is a lot to like about Arthur... pricing is amazing value for food and drinks and cosy dining fitout space is delightful (except for bugs) . But it’s not memorable, and hence a let down.
After reading all the media hype our expectations were high for a great seasonal dining experience with informed chefs bringing exciting dishes to table. After all, that’s the best thing about chefs coming to your table, getting the sense of their excitement for the created dishes. But..... other than main host (who was AMAZING and engaging on welcome and drinks!) the dishes were perfunctorily brought to table, delivery and descriptions that added nothing to that already described on menu (because the description is a list of ingredients, as is the plate... no surprises, no real high and lows... just great produce) and more just “put on table and walk away” kind of service from chefs.
After experiences like Peter Gunn at IDES, there needs to be more thought to who is bringing out food, to be enthused about the dishes and having thought to creating a dining environment (too many bugs all along wall and windows and in the air above table whilst eating) .... Being able to see plating and chefs from every point in restaurant, it felt more like a function centre plating where most dishes seems like assembly only. the tartare and fish dish were fantastic. The rest.... plain. Sauces too simple and dare I say it... bland. Not enough punch to make things memorable. Yes, ingredients AMAZING quality. Not enough of a great overall experience to rate the restaurant as a place you must go to. Nor is it so delicious that you would go back to try again.

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C
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A wonderful night out for two. The imaginative food offerings were only matched by the attentive and knowledgable service from all the staff. This is a sophisticated restaurant but without the stuffy atmosphere that can ensure. Great evening.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and great service. Lovely local restaurant!

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TC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

We left the restaurant hungry so we had a pizza. We shuffled out the restaurant because the next sitting was early. I can't begin to understand why Arthur has got good reviews.

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